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Definition of "birdcall" [bird•call]

  • The song or cry of a bird. (noun)
  • An imitation of the song or cry of a bird. (noun)
  • A small device for producing this sound. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "birdcall" in a sentence
  • "I initially downloaded a free birdcall app, but it included only about 20 species."
  • "That usually refers to works that go to the extremes of the orchestra, beyond the meat-and-potatoes of strings and winds and brass: a stroke of harp, a shimmer of cymbal, the mellow birdcall of an oboe d'amore or the flatulence of a contrabassoon."
  • "All around was the sound of dripping water, interrupted by the occasional clear birdcall."